School Building Design and Learning Performance

with a Focus on School in Developing Countries

Eberhard Knapp, Kaj Noschis and Celen Pasalar, editors
Comportements, Lausanne, 2007
144 pages, 30 US$

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Table of contents:

General introduction
Part 1: Dilemmas: Quantity versus Quality Issues

Eberhard Knapp
School Building in Developing Countries: Is Quantity the Only Relevant Dimension of the Problem?
Michael Wilson
The Fast Track Initiative and School Facilities: achieving the Second Millenium Development Goals
Kirtee Shah
Architectural Quality in School Building Design: A view from India

Part 2: Research Findings

IntroductionHannah von Ahlefeld
What the OECD PISA study reveals about the physical learning environment
Nicole S. Simon, Gary W. Evans and Lorraine E. Maxwell
Building Quality, Academical Achievement and Self-Competency in New York City Public Schools
Celen Pasalar
Spaces for Learning Through Better Social Interaction

Part 3: Country Reports

IntroductionMohamed Hassan Alsharafi
Status of Educational facilities in Yemen
Osama Maghayday
Public School Buildings in Jordan: Reality and Aspirations
Hatem Zaghloul Shalaby
The School Planning Process and Maintenance of School Infrastructure in Egypt
Fawaz Mujahed and Ziyad Kullab
Education in Palestine

Part 4: Project experiences

Bernhard Kogel
From “Standard-Design” to “Standard-Procedures”
Beatriz Fedrizzi and Ivelise Flach
The Schoolyard as an Instrument to improve Learning Performance
Henry Sanoff
Community Participation in an Elementary School Classroom Addition
Henry SanoffRelating Educational Objectives to Learning Spaces: A Design Games Workshop
Yolanda Steijns
New Didactic Approaches in Traditional School Buildings
Mitra Hedman
Learnscape: School Architecture as the Connecting Link Between Child and Context
Enrico Sassi
Urban clusters as strategy for the universita Campus in Lugano

Conclusions to the Colloquium

List of Participants